Animal Dance (album)

Animal Dance is an album by American pianist and composer John Lewis and German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff (with The Zagreb Jazz Quartet contributing one track) which was recorded in West Germany for the Atlantic label in 1962.[1]

Animal Dance
Studio album by
John Lewis & Albert Mangelsdorff & The Zagreb Jazz Quartet
RecordedJuly 30, 1962
Baden-Baden, West Germany
SD 1402
ProducerJohn Lewis
John Lewis chronology
European Encounter
Animal Dance
Albert Mangelsdorff chronology
Animal Dance


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Ken Dryden in his review for AllMusic states, "none of the musicians had ever played together, though it made little difference as they quickly absorbed the originals of Lewis and Mangelsdorff, along with the familiar standard "Autumn Leaves" (a trio arrangement omitting Lewis) and Gary McFarland's "Why Are You Blue.".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by John Lewis except as indicated

  1. "Animal Dance" - 2:39
  2. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 6:41
  3. "Set 'Em Up" (Albert Mangelsdorff) - 3:18
  4. "Monday in Milan" - 5:25
  5. "The Sheriff" - 3:52
  6. "Why Are You Blue?" (Gary McFarland) - 6:30
  7. "Ornaments" (Davor Kajfes) - 6:34


Tracks 1-6:

Track 7:


  1. Atlantic Records Catalog: 1400 series accessed October 28, 2015
  2. Dryden, Ken. Animal Dance – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
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